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by Henk
Fri Oct 12, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Japanese tea caddies
Replies: 28
Views: 2844

Re: Japanese tea caddies

If you don't mind dropping a significant amount of pennies, you could take a look at pewter caddies. The workshop here in Malaysia makes air tight ones (I've seen them in the shop. They're too pricey for me) and they come in a variety of classical and artistic designs. https://my.royalselangor.com/c...
by Henk
Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: What Green Are You Drinking
Replies: 227
Views: 24664

Re: What Green Are You Drinking

I'm drinking a Yun Feng from Hojo. A bit of an impulse buy; definitely not regretted but I think Mao Feng remains my favorite Chinese green.
by Henk
Wed May 23, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: China & Taiwan
Topic: Yellow Spots on Yixing Clays
Replies: 12
Views: 594

Re: Yellow Spots on Yixing Clays

I won't claim to be knowledgable but it looks similar to the surface of a pot I bought from YS last year ( https://yunnansourcing.com/collections/ ... apot-130ml ). From the description, I guess it's sand.
by Henk
Sun Feb 25, 2018 8:56 am
Forum: Blogs, Podcasts, & Vlogs
Topic: Visit to a Dehua Porcleain Factory
Replies: 5
Views: 554

Re: Visit to a Dehua Porcleain Factory

Yes, thanks a lot. Very interesting pictures.
by Henk
Thu Feb 22, 2018 3:04 am
Forum: Storage & Organization
Topic: Questions about storing tea in fridge
Replies: 21
Views: 1441

Re: Questions about storing tea in fridge

I remember reading a Hojo post saying that you shouldn't refrigerate tea... I'm having trouble finding it now though. I'm not sure whether we read the exact same post but what I remember is that you can store unopened packs in the fridge. Just remove them long before opening, otherwise warmer and r...
by Henk
Mon Feb 12, 2018 9:00 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: What Oolong Are You Drinking
Replies: 555
Views: 40198

Re: What Oolong Are You Drinking

Black Tie Guan Yin. I can't really appreciate the greener stuff, it has to be dark and with a good roast for me.
by Henk
Sat Feb 10, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Green Tea
Topic: Sencha + fertilizer
Replies: 6
Views: 618

Re: Sencha + fertilizer

Fertiliser, no matter the type, isn't bad for you. However, it can be quite bad for the soil and environment in general, depending on the type and how it's used. That's of course true in general but with respect to tea leaves the usual theory is that fertilized plants grow faster which leads to les...
by Henk
Wed Feb 07, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Oolong Tea
Topic: Muzha TGY cultivar
Replies: 22
Views: 1530

Re: Muzha TGY cultivar

I have had (and enjoyed) the muzha from Hojo. Not sure what varietal that is though.
by Henk
Sun Feb 04, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: Announcements & Guides
Topic: Introduce Yourself
Replies: 196
Views: 19647

Re: Introduce Yourself

Hi all. I'm from the Netherlands but now living in Malaysia. I grew up on Pickwick tea (the Dutch answer to Lipton). For a VERY brief time there was a tea hypelet (late 90's or so) and a shop sprung up where I managed to buy some Lapsang and other loose leaf tea. When I came back for a second time, ...